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There Was a Man: Abe Lincoln Licks Jack Armstrong

Creator:
Harold VonSchmidt, Esquire
Location:
Unknown Place
Origin Date:
1930-1945
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 17 7/8 in x 13 1/4 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1701
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This print taken from an issue of Esquire Magazine depicts a young Abraham Lincoln wrestling Jack Armstrong in New Salem, Illinois. Lincoln is holding Armstrong in the air while a crowd standing around them cheers them on. A log cabin is in the top left corner of the print with a white shirt laying on the roof and a red shirt on the ground at the corner of the cabin. The title is in the margin below the image. The artist painted the original for Esquire Magazine. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum